Hymmen showcases engineered wood and flooring technologies at IWF 2024

Manufacturers of flooring, high pressure laminates (HPL) and continuous pressed laminates (CPL) laminates, kitchen worktops, wall claddings, furniture boards, compact panels, digital decor papers and engineered wood can meet Hymmen’s technology experts at IWF in Atlanta, US from 6-9 Aug 2024.

Floors digitally printed and textured with DLEplus (Images: Hymmen)

Hymmen will present a talk by flooring expert Sebastian Bazyk on digital lacquer embossing (DLEplus) for stone plastic composite (SPC) flooring at the educational conference on 7 Aug 2024. He will explore how digital printing plays a key role in flooring production in the future, offering design flexibility and application for a range of materials. During his presentation, he will showcase the flooring production of Engineered Floors and Amorim — both of which use Hymmen technologies — as application examples.

There will be samples for flooring produced using DLEplus technology — whether incorporated into furniture or as individual floor planks — at the trade fair stand. This year, the new look of Hymmen industrial digital printing line’s machine design, will be presented for the first time. Its modern colour and shape are said to underline the innovation and the reliable process of the production line.

A second important focus this year is Hymmen’s technology for engineered wood — its single and multilayer boards and plywood/ laminated veneer timber (LVL). The process expertise along with Hymmen’s manufacturing know how of large components has already led to individual plant projects.

“The positive feedback from our customers and the market’s desire for higher automation and efficiency has now prompted us to expand our involvement in this market segment,” said Dr René Pankoke, CEO and partner of Hymmen.

This includes all manufacturing processes in which handling, gluing, coating and pressing are used. Examples include the production of solid wood plates and veneer plywood/ LVL. However, special applications in which panels for vehicle and caravan construction are manufactured from multilayer structures, as well as sandwich and honeycomb panels, are among the products for which a high level of creativity and innovation is required.

Hymmen will be at IWF stand C1847 to discuss the developments and processes in production technology in the wood-based panels industry with its customised plant concepts.